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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Merchants & Music - Volunteers Needed

September 25th marks the sixth anniversary of the Merchants and Music Festival.  This year's event includes the headline act of Edgar Winter of Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo.  In addition to Edgar Winter the local act Rusty Griswalds will be a warm up.  Overall a pretty good lineup for a smaller local festival.

Neighborhood festivals don't run themselves and require a strong base of volunteers to make it happen.  That is why the group Fort Thomas Provides is soliciting volunteers to help support the work that the Renaissance Board does to pull off this event.  You can find out more about Fort Thomas Provides by visiting their Facebook page or LinkedIn page.  Contact Shawn, Scott, or Marc for more information about how you can volunteer.

Neighborhood festivals are an important aspect of community building and have taken on bigger and bigger roles regionally as communities like Blue Ash continue to bring in bigger and bigger acts over the past few years.  This trend is helped by bands from the 70's, 80's, and even 90's (Gin Blossoms performed recently in a local fesival) look for ways to continue their revenue streams with the absence of new record sells.


  1. Please remember "The Remains" for next years festival, another local band that is just as gifted if not more than some of the other bands you have mentioned and hired. The Remains also cover over 350 songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's like no other band I have seen. They also play twice as long as some of the other bands. Well worth it!
    Thanks, Connie